Hashtag Activism - #BringBackOurGirls

  • Aired:  05/12/14
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The Twitter campaign #BringBackOurGirls draws international attention to the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls. (5:09)

(LAUGHTER)NIGERIA, THE MOST POPULOUS

COUNTRY IN AFRICA, ONE OFTHE LARGEST ECONOMIES IN

AFRICA MUST BE BLOWING OUTALL THE STOPS TO GET THESE

GUYS.

>> THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENTWAS TRYING TO SWEEP THIS

WHOLE THING UNDER THE RUGFOR THE LONGEST TIME.

>> Jon: REALLY?

HOW BIG ARE NIGERIAN RUGS?

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE I CAN SEE SWEEPING

MINERAL RIGHTS CORRUPTIONUNDER THE RUG, BUT HUNDREDS

OF MISSING GIRLS, WE'REGOING TO NEED A BIGGER RUG.

>> MANY NIGERIANS HAVESHARPLY CRITICIZED THEIR

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN FORHIS SLOW RESPONSE.

>> NIGERIA'S PRESIDENTREJECTED INTERNATIONAL HELP

FOR WEEKS.

>> IT WAS THREE WEEKS BEFOREPRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN

SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THEKIDNAPPING PUBLICLY.

>> Jon: JUST TO BE CLEAR. IJUST WANT TO BE CLEAR.

GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS IS THENIGERIAN PRESIDENT'S ACTUAL

NAME.

(LAUGHTER)THEY ARE NOT JUST SAYING YOU'RE

ELECTED PRESIDENT OF A CORRUPTDIVIDED COUNTRY OVERRUN WITH

NUT BAG TERRORISTS WHO HAVEALSO INFILTRATED YOUR

MILITARY GOOD LUCK,JONATHAN, THAT'S NOT IT, IT'S

HIS ACTUAL NAME.

IT'S NOT A MODIFIER.

SO THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIATOOK THREE WEEKS TO SPEAK

PUBLICLY ABOUT ONE OF THEMOST HORRIFYING ATROCITIES

ANY PEOPLE OR COUNTRY COULDSUFFER.

WHY IS HE TALKING NOW?

>> THE ABDUCTIONS IN NIGERIAWERE ON APRIL 15th, BUT THE

STORY DID NOT GAIN TRACTIONON-LINE UNTIL APRIL 23rd.

WHEN TWO NIGERIANS TWEETED#BRING BACK OUR DAUGHTERS.

WITHIN DAYS A NEW SLOGAN#BRING BACK OUR GIRLS WAS

BEING SHARED AROUND THEWORLD.

>> Jon: I OWE TWITTER ANAPOLOGY.

YOU'RE NOT JUST FOR CASUALRACISM AND DICK PICS.

I'M SORRY. AND FOR WEEKS, NIGERIA TURNED DOWN ANY

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE BUTNOW --

>> INTELLIGENCE EXPERTS FROM ANUMBER OF COUNTRIES

INCLUDING THE U.S. ARE NOWASSISTING IN THE SEARCH FOR

THESE GIRLS.

>> BRITISH AND FRENCHTROOPS.

>> ISRAEL IS SENDING TROOPSTHERE.

>> THE CHINESE ARE ALSOLENDING A HAND THERE, SO

THERE IS A HUGEINTERNATIONAL EFFORT.

>> Jon: SEE, THAT'S THE THINGABOUT HASHTAG ACTIVISM.

IT CANNOT FORCE A CRAZY PERSONTO DO SOMETHING.

BUT IT CAN SHAME A LESSCRAZY PERSON INTO NOT DOING

NOTHING WHILST APPARENTLYDRIVING A MEDIUM CRAZY

PERSON CRAZIER.

>> APPARENTLY THERE IS ATWITTER, WHAT DO YOU CALL IT,

HANDLE, IS MRS. OBAMA LOOKINGSAD.

IS THAT NOT PATHETIC?

WHAT THE-- WHAT THE HELLMESSAGE DOES THAT SEND-- IT

IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE.

THE SAD THING HERE IS THAT THELOW INFORMATION CROWD THAT'S

PUDDLING AROUND OUT THERE ONTWITTER IS GOING TO THINK WE

ARE ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING.

>> AT LEAST SHE IS TRYING,MR. LIMBAUGH, WHAT ARE YOU

DOING, AT LEAST MRS. OBAMACARES, AT LEAST THEY ARE

TRYING TO GET THEM BACK.

>> Jon: HE SEEMS NICE.

YOU KNOW WHAT THOUGH, RUSH,YOU'RE RIGHT.

SOMETIMES THE WORLD HAS TOCHOOSE SIDES.

LET'S HEAR OUR CHOICES.

UH-HUH, SO THAT'S MALALAYOUSAFZAI EXPRESSING

SOLIDARITY WITH THE VICTIMS OFTHIS OUTRAGE.

WHAT IS OUR OTHER CHOICE,OH RIGHT, THAT (bleep) GUY. SO,

THAT'S OUR CHOICE, MALALA ORRUSH, THE QUIVERING RAGE

HEAP WHO IS APPARENTLYDESPERATELY TRYING TO

EXTINGUISH ANY REMAININGMOLECULE OF HUMANITY THAT

MIGHT STILL RESIDE IN THECHERNOBYL-ESQUE SUPERFUND

CLEANUP SITE THAT WAS HIS SOUL.(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: WHO SHOULD WE GOWITH?

WHO SHOULD WE CHOOSE? WELL, IDON'T KNOW, WHY DON'T WE

TWEET OUR VOTES TO #[BLEEP]YOURUSH.

BUT NOW-- BUT NOW THAT BOKOHARAM --

BUT LET'S GO TO THE REALVILLAIN HERE, BOKO HARAM.

NOW THAT BOKO HARAM HAS THEWORLD'S ATTENTION, WHAT IS

YOUR MESSAGE?

>> Jon: SO MORE PROSETHAN POETRY, REALLY.

(LAUGHTER)SOUNDS LIKE THEY'RE FORMING A

PUNK BAND. ALL RIGHT, YOU GUYSARE TRYING TO SO HARD TO

CONVINCE EVERYBODY THAT YOUARE SUCH BAD ASSES BUT ALL

YOU'VE DONE WITH THISKIDNAPPING IS HIGHLIGHT WHO

THE REAL BAD ASSES ARE, THEKIDS YOU KIDNAPPED.

COMPARED TO A TEENAGER WHOKNOWS THAT HER DESIRE FOR AN

EDUCATION COULD GET HERDRAGGED INTO A SNAKE INFESTED

JUNGLE, TO BE SOLD AS A BRIBEBY SOME DEMENTED STICK

CHEWING CARTOON VILLAIN BUTSTILL GETS UP AND GOES TO

CLASS EVERY DAY, FULLY AWAREOF THAT DANGER, COMPARED TO

THEIR COURAGE, I'D SAY BOKOHARAM IS A BUNCH OF LITTLE

GIRLS.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU DON'TDESERVE THAT COMPLIMENT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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